Post Tagged with: "Providence"

Joint Statement from Governor McKee, RI Department of Education, Providence Teachers Union, Providence Public School District on Tentative Contract Agreement

Reporter’s Note: Actual detail on the Proposed Teacher’s Contract will not be released until the Teacher’s Union has had a chance to disseminate …. The following is a joint statement from Governor Dan McKee, Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro, and Providence[Read More…]

by July 20, 2021

ACLU Calls On Providence Officials To Address Dubious Attempt To Oust Homeless From Wilson Street Encampment

  The ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré to address the “actions and constitutionally suspect procedural shortcuts” that it took last week in an attempt to oust the people living in a homeless encampment on Wilson Street in[Read More…]

by June 17, 2021

Rhody Democratic Women’s Caucus Weighs In On Contentious Ward 15 Special Election

The Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus is pleased to announce its endorsement of Doris De Los Santos for city councilor of Providence’s Ward 15 in a special election on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.In considering this endorsement the Women’s Caucus recognized Ms. De Los Santos’s extensive experience in public service and[Read More…]

by May 26, 2021

The Black Lives Matter RI PAC Issues Statement On Proposed Providence Budget

    Yesterday, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced his Fiscal Year 2022 Budget. This Budget includes spending an additional  $2.8 Millions of dollars on upwards of 50 new police officers while investing only a fraction of that amount in diversion programs for mental and behavioral health crises. In response to[Read More…]

by April 28, 2021


  Citing repeated instances of police failing to activate their body cameras in high profile encounters with the public, the ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Providence Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Paré and Police Chief Hugh Clements, Jr. to take stronger steps, including establishing a more vigorous audit[Read More…]

by January 19, 2021

“Now Is Not The Time For Austerity”-Pat Ford Challenges Governor Gina Raimondo On Covid Era Fiscal Responsibility!

The Coalition Radio’s Pat Ford challenges Gina Raimondo over the absence of “Shared Sacrifice” after a record 12.7 Billion Dollar Budget! was proposed by Rhode Island’s General Assembly. No cuts … no reductions in force … no efficiencies … Just explosive growth for a Zombie State In Failure What Do[Read More…]

by December 12, 2020


Below is a statement from the ACLU of RI on the imposition of curfews this evening by the cities of Cranston, Providence and Warwick. We believe they are extraordinary, unnecessary, and, ironically, likely to lead to discriminatory enforcement by police.   “The imposition of blanket curfews within three cities in[Read More…]

by June 2, 2020